Body long, slender, strongly compressed, tail base very narrow; dorsal fin in two parts, the first tall, short-based, arising above middle of eye, not connected to the long-based second dorsal fin; hind membrane of second dorsal fin connected to attach to middle of tail base; pelvic fins with a tiny spine and three rays. Brown to yellow or green, either plain or with large pale spots on fins, and a distinct dark oblique bar from eye to rear of mouth. To 30 cm.
This well-camouflaged species is variably coloured to match the surrounding seagrasses and macroalgae. It is common in Port Phillip Bay, Victoria.
Rocky reefs on macroalgae and in seagrass beds in bays, in depths of 0-40 m.
South-eastern and south-western Australia, including central and eastern Victoria.
Native to Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Not listed